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Current Visitor

Edward Tenner

Affiliation

Program in Interdisciplinary Studies

Field of Study

History of Science and Technology

Home Institution

Lemelson Center, Smithsonian Institution

Edward Tenner is studying the history of risks, voluntary and involuntary, since the early twentieth century, extending earlier work on the Titanic shipwreck and its unintended consequences. In particular, Tenner is exploring the relationships among disasters (and averted disasters) and the paradoxes of preparedness, in light of Covid-19.

Dates at IAS

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Program in Interdisciplinary Studies
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School of Social Science

Degrees

University of Chicago
Ph.D.
1972
Princeton University
A.B.
1965

Honors

1991
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship

Appointments

Lemelson Center, Smithsonian Institution
2016–2020
Distinguished Scholar
Rutgers University
2009–2020
Visiting Scholar
Princeton University Press
1975–1991
Science Editor/ Executive Editor
Princeton University
1990
Visiting Lecturer (Associate Professor)